These areas of research are combined in SNOWY, a project that has been underway for over ten years now and which is being used as a test bed for the ideas in these areas. SNOWY is presently reading articles on animals and people randomly selected from the World Book encyclopedia WorldBook and acquiring knowledge from them, and answering questions about the knowledge it has acquired.
For papers published with my students, click on Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and then on the students' names.
File nounsenses-disambiguation text Format. Technical Report, CS-TECH-REPORT-08-02 University of Central Florida, Nov 2008. (test data) This file contains a set of sentences that were part of the test data for the algorithms described in the paper ``The acquisition of common sense knowledge by being told: an application of NLP to Itself.''
Automatic Semantic Annotation of Texts (Fernando Gomez). Technical Report, UCF-CS-TR-03-04, University of Central Florida, Nov 20, 2003. This zip file contains the semantic interpretation of 500 sentences divided into 10 files containing each 50 sentences. The paper ``Automatic Semantic Annotation of Texts'' (listed above) describes briefly the semantic interpretation of these sentences. These sentences were selected for testing the verb predicates that we have been defining for WordNet 1.6 WordNet verb classes, and the algorithm that uses them. Semantic interpretation is provided for determining the meaning of the verb, or, predicate, its semantic roles, adjuncts, the attachment of prepositional phrases, and also for a limited number of deverbal nominalizations. The senses of nouns are also resolved, but not complex nominals. The introduction section should be more than sufficient to understand the output of the semantic interpreter. However, some sections explaining the predicates and semantic roles are also included. Most (about 96%) of these sentences are taken from the World Book Encyclopedia, WorldBook, but they may have undergone editing before being inputed to the parser and interpreter. This file can be downloaded only for research purposes.
Automatic Semantic Annotation of Texts II (Fernando Gomez). Technical Report, UCF-CS-TR-04-01, University of Central Florida, March 22, 2004. This zip file contains the semantic interpretation of 500 additional sentences. There are 10 files in this zip file each containing 50 sentences. This file was completed on March 20th 2004. Please see the file annotation.ps mentioned in the previous publication for an explanation. Most (about 95%) of these sentences are also taken from the World Book Encyclopedia, WorldBook, and may have undergone editing before being inputed to the parser and interpreter. This file can be downloaded only for research purposes.